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goddammit, not again

Apr. 12th, 2009 | 11:08 am
mood: annoyedannoyed

Got an IM last night from a friend letting me know that my twitter account was suspended and my website had a malware warning again.

Dammit dammit dammit

I cleaned the obfuscated code, sent a message to my server host that they need to find and close the gorram hole and then cleaned out a bunch of unused databases and files that were on the server. Hopefully that’ll fix it. I have to wait to hear back from the server before I can get google to deflag me (though I am not actually getting the warning, myself). Also sent a message to twitter telling them just to delete the link to my website in my profile and unsuspend me.

Fuck this is annoying.

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24 hour art fight

Jan. 31st, 2009 | 08:12 pm

a couple of guys i know are in the midst of drawing for 24 hours. check it out live here. they are basically filling one canvas an hour, and started at 9am eastern. check out the previous canvases at superartfight.com

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Cthulhu-Colbert '08

Oct. 2nd, 2008 | 09:30 pm

Show Your Support!

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my record haul

Aug. 17th, 2008 | 12:48 am

a guy on craigslist was advertising 250 vinyl records for $50. I got 'em for $40.

it's mostly old r&b, soul and disco but there were some real gems in the bunch:

the rolling stones - hot rocks 1964-1971
the steve miller band - fly like an eagle
herb alpert's tijuana brass - whipped cream & other delights
chubby checker - your twist party
diana ross - greatest hits
ll cool j - radio
janet jackson - dream street
frank sinatra - singing sesion
frank sinatra - come fly with me
simon & garfunkle - bookends
madonna - self titled
madonna - like a virgin
michael jackson - thriller
prince - 1999
george michael - i want your sex
george michael - faith
herbie hancock - magic windows
miles davis - round about midnight
the four tops - live
the coasters - greatest hits
louis armstrong - hello dolly0

my fair lady
rudolph the red-nosed reindeer with burl ives
saturday night fever
joseph & the technicolor dreamcoat
dr dolittle
beverly hills cop
miami vice
porgy & bess
selections from gilbert & sullivan

others of note, but i'm not a super huge fan of

ray parker jr - ghostbusters
lionel richie = dancing on the ceiling
the jackson 5
earth, wind & fire
aretha franklin
stevie wonder
marvin gaye
curtis mayfield
salt n pepa
whitney houston
patti labelle
con funk shun
new edition
c'est chic
the commodores
tina turner
al green

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things i've been up to

Jul. 23rd, 2008 | 10:54 pm

coming up on the 3 month mark of living and working up here in dc. summary of my life here:

I work M-F 730am-430pm managing a website, designing a new one, helping with various computer related things
I go swing dancing twice a week, one night of which includes lindy hop lessons
I play ultimate frisbee on the national mall most saturday afternoons
I started taking krav maga lessons (2-3 times a week) last week and am really enjoying it so far
I go see a movie or two every other weekend
I'm reading a ridiculous amount (everything after march) because of the commute time on the metro and bus/shuttle and in down time between work and other activities
I've also been to quite a number of concerts - Squirrel Nut Zippers, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Iron Maiden, Dropkick Murpheys and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Friday I'll be going to see the Cherry Poppin' Daddies. I might go see Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, and more this sunday. jethro tull & the young dubliner's in two weeks, and judas priest, testament & motorhead the next night. and I just heard that the who will be playing in DC on november 3rd. *splooge* favorite band ever! must. go. see.

i try to get out and wander the city occasionally. jon and british came up this past weekend and we and jon's sister went to a dc united game. it was only worth watching for about the last 20 minutes. dc united just didn't look like they were trying. and watching american soccer bores me, it's so stagnant compared to european and latin american soccer. after that we went and wandered georgetown and hit up a few bars. we had quite a fun time, though jon's sister lost a lot of her drink in the cab home. silly girl. i went and saw dark knight on sunday. great movie. ledger's joker was absolutely phenomenal.

in case you hadn't noticed, i'm linking to my other blog. if you want to make things simple so you don't have to check there for updates, you can add the livejournal stream i created

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Jul. 14th, 2008 | 10:41 pm

i just took a krav maga class

it was awesome and i can't wait for wednesday's class

also, ouch

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Art Fight

Jun. 2nd, 2008 | 07:17 pm

Rocks your world

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May. 21st, 2008 | 07:20 am

yesterday after work I went to a boardgames meetup for a few hours. it was fun, but when i was walking back to the metro, I crossed the Washington Mall. right smack dab in the middle was a crowd of people, fancy lighting, and camera equipment. I go closer and saw that it was the cast and crew of Night at the Museum II, and Ben Stiller and his co-star were filming a part of a scene where they are hurrying across the Mall when someone yells at Stiller's character and they duck behind a tourist information sign (fake). In the span of the 30-45 minutes I was watching they did that same scene 6 or 7 times. Nothing spectacular happened, but it was interesting none-the-less. Also, Ben Stiller is short. And his co-star is hot.

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the internets! we has them

Apr. 29th, 2008 | 08:15 am

comcast finally got out and got the internet hooked up in my apartment. so here is the move update.

for most of last week, I spent the days packing up my apartment, a little bit at a time. But everything except my computer was packed up by thursday evening. Friday morning my dad and brother drove over to Raleigh and we went and got a box truck from Penske. We loaded up everything in my apartment except my computer and a sleeping bag, then drove it back to durham to load up my bookshelves, stereo, boxes and other stuff at my parents house. Then I went back to Raleigh and cleaned a bit before showering and going to my farewell party. I stopped at starbucks on the way to mojoes to say bye to the folks who were working there, then headed over to mojoes to meet folks for dinner. Had a good time at dinner, with about 12-15 people showing up. Headed over to my apartment around 930ish and a night of super smash brothers and alcohol and general funness was had by all. Thanks to all you folks who were able to make it out. Pictures are here.

Saturday morning my parents swung by at 9, and we hit the road. We got to the apartment complex around 3, I got checked in and got the key and we started to move stuff in. Comcast was scheduled to come out between 3 and 6. After two calls, the guy finally got here at 8. Cable got set up, but he was unable to set up the internet. I had to reschedule it on Sunday for early this morning. Late Saturday, it started to rain. It was only fitting, and I'd predicted it a week earlier. When I'd come up for the job interview in late March, it was a gray and drizzly day. When my dad and I came up last Sunday/Monday to look at apartments, we drove up to the area in torrential rain and it rained pretty steadily until we were back in North Carolina. I was saying then that it would probably be raining when I moved in. It did spritz on us while carrying stuff from the vehicles, but nothing that got us wet. But it basically rained for the next two days, just to taunt me. It should be really nice on Thursday, when I start the job. Anyway, here are pictures of the apartment. As you can see, I'm still in the middle of unpacking.

Oh, and speaking of starting the new job on Thursday, my first fortune cookie up here read, "You have an important new business development shaping up." That is one hell of a coincidence.

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Apr. 21st, 2008 | 06:56 pm

About 6 hours ago I signed for an apartment in Alexandria, Virginia. I'll be moving in on Saturday the 26th.

Time to pack.

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